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JGM Music Hour – Episode 110

          Click on the image above to begin streaming the show. Playlist for Episode 110: Operator 911 – Chris Byrd and the Heavenaires Higher ground – Dr. Mark Williams Let it be done – Albert White and AVOP Hold on – Rance Allen Group Let it go – Evang. Brenda Whitt-Abney & Bones of Fire Jesus reigns – VaShawn Mitchell You were there – Henry Hall and New Dimension Worshippers Because of who you are – Sounds of Imani Angel – Hostyle Gospel feat. Tone Jonez I am changed – Karlos Nichols Key to my heart ...

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JGM Pick of the week: December 6, 2016

“Operator 911” Chris Byrd & the Heavenaires From the album Diversified (released August 2016) Available from digital music outlets Chris Byrd and the Heavenaires dust off and update “Operator,” the Cleveland-based Friendly Brothers’ 1959 classic covered in the 1970s by a cappella vocal group the Manhattan Transfer.  In their hands, it is now known as “Operator 911.” It doesn’t matter that the telephone operator has gone the way of the telephone booth and directory assistance. With a funky, bass-driven beat and a call-and-response vamp (“It’s a matter of urgency / I’m calling 911”), the quartet makes it its own and ...

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